Nothing compares to the feeling of waking up in nature, listening to the chirrups of a morning chorus, opening the door of your canvas hideaway out into the dewy hills with a hot cup of coffee, with nothing but fresh air and space to welcome you. The perfect spot for this is Bedwen Yurt, a romantic couple’s retreat in the heart of Wales.
This spectacular snuggery is filled with little luxuries for the perfect stay – from the highest quality mattress for an amazing nights sleep to its own private hot tub on the deck outside, perfect for a glass of fizz under the stars. The spot is as spectacular as the structure. This area of Mid Wales is packed full of wildlife, making it both captivating for the mind and calming for the soul. With woodland walks and sunsets beyond high ground, stargazing and birdwatching, as well as the time and space to spend quality time with the one you love, Bedwen Yurt allows you a restful romantic stay that you’ll never forget.
This area lends itself to outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, climbing, and orienteering. Take a walk through the owners woodland and out onto the myriad of footpaths that lead over the undulating hills of Dolanog and beyond.
Less than half an hour away is Penycoed Horse Riding Centre, situated in the Llynclys Nature Reserve, where you can take rides out along rural bridleways across 51 hectares of fairy flax covered Oswestry hills.
10 miles from the yurts is Powis Castle, a medieval masterpiece with its large famous Italian gardens. The castle itself hosts a vast collection of paintings, tapestries, and sculptures, as well as the largest collection of artifacts from 17th century India in the UK, housed in the Clive Museum. The Courtyard Restaurant is also worth a lunchtime visit for an al fresco courtyard meal with spectacular views.
A visit to this part of Wales would not be complete without a visit to Bwlch Nant yr Arian to meet Mid Wales’ most famous resident: the red kite. Despite being an hour’s drive from the yurts, this is a day you will never forget – the visitor’s centre is well known for its long-established tradition of the daily feeding of Wales’ national bird of prey. Awarded a Gold Award by Visit Wales, this spot has a range of activities to offer, including mountain biking trails, orienteering courses, hiking trails, children’s play areas and an excellent café offering locally sourced produce. A fantastic day out!
This spacious yurt sleeps two people on one king-sized double bed, made from reclaimed local wood, which comes with a high-quality mattress, a feather duvet and pillows and colourful bedding. The inside of the yurt is beautifully decorated as well as being very well insulated – a wood-burning stove provides the heating, and logs are provided within the price. Lanterns and candles provide the lighting, making this an off-grid stay within the sleeping area. Bedwen Yurt is sumptuously decorated by owners and designers Tracey and Terry, with elegance and comfort in mind. They’ve even provided dressing gowns for ultimate comfort.
Bedwen Yurt has its own wood-fired hot tub sitting right on the decking outside so that you can relax with a glass of something fizzy to watch a Welsh sunset. There is also a large 6-8-person hot tub shared by Derwen and Criafolen yurts nearby, which sits alongside the communal cabin which houses a large, fully equipped kitchen. Kitchen facilities include a double oven with ceramic hobs, a large American-style fridge freezer, a kettle and cafetieres, a large Belfast sink, as well as a large range of cutlery, crockery, and cookware. There’s even a dining space with a large dining table suitable for feasts.
This cabin benefits from ground source heating and is warm all day. For al fresco dining, there is a barbecue on the deck for dinner with a view! Also included in this bespoke cabin are wet room bathrooms, one private bathroom space allocated per yurt. Each wet room has its own hot water shower, flushing toilet, and wash basin, as well as a mirror, shaver sockets and a hairdryer. And as if this cabin couldn’t get any better, you’ll also find a fantastic Finnish sauna, which fits in perfectly with a digital detox stay. Please note that towels for the bathrooms are provided in the yurts, however, guests are asked to bring their own towels for the sauna and hot tubs. Due to the yurts being close to farmland, the owners regret that they cannot accept dogs.
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